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#7509
Re: VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT OF MY ART, WHAT CAN BE DONE 3 Years, 12 Months ago  
JenDonald wrote:
Emma, could you explain how to disable the right click function?

All the best,
Jen


Disabling the right click function is pretty much pointless. If the image is displayed on your computer screen, it has to be able to be downloaded into your computer for that to happen.
In practice, its very easy to get a copy of the file even if the right click function is disabled.
Disabling the right click function may also annoy some visitors to your site who want to use some of the other functions on it.
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Re: VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT OF MY ART, WHAT CAN BE DONE 3 Years, 12 Months ago  
thanks for your response. I got images of resolution that not sufficient for good printing. But its good enough for someone to paint a fake. They also can just paint off the computer screen. When I found fake prints , they were made off original paintings the crooks actually bought from me. They buy a painting from me for 500 dollars and then make much more from reproducing it. :/
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Re: VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT OF MY ART, WHAT CAN BE DONE 3 Years, 11 Months ago  
Unfortunately, what you're reporting seems to be an all too common occurrence - many times the culprits being based in countries that refuse to investigate or prosecute such cases. I hate to point a finger, because several countries do it, but knock-offs from China seem to be one of the more frequent perpetrators.

It's a never ending battle, and one more akin to trying to eradicate cockroaches. One suggestion I can possibly offer is to make sure any works you personally sell (either by self or through authorized dealers) include a Certificate of Authenticity. Most knowledgeable buyers know to look for and expect CoA's, just as you would expect to receive a similar certificate when purchasing a diamond (one that identifies cut, clarity, etc.).

A Certificate of Authenticity is really the only guarantee a buyer (investor?) has that enables them to prove a work is indeed legitimate, should they seek to resell it later on for whatever reason, or to file an insurance claim for a catastrophic loss, etc.

Good luck waging the war, and best wishes on an acceptable resolution.
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#7692
Re:VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT OF MY ART, WHAT CAN BE DONE 3 Years, 11 Months ago  
this is just disgusting!
I agree that the right click disable is worthless as everyone knows how to use the print screen.

Definitely use a watermark and make all online images: max of 72dpi.

With regards to COA are you a member of ebsq?
EBSQART.COM
it is a paid membership (well worth the price)
you can upload art and create COA that are then activated/locked by the buyer using a code supplied on the COA...if the buyer wants to sell the artwork, they need to contact you so you can then 'unlock' the COA.
It's a good idea, that way you know where your art is.
Send out a press release/announcement about the copyright infringements.
Educate your buyers!
Goodluck, i really hope this gets resolved.
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#7705
Re:VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT OF MY ART, WHAT CAN BE DONE 3 Years, 11 Months ago  
Good call on the EBSQ thing (and thanks for the link). I remember seeing something about it years ago ~ probably bookmarked on the computer that crashed. lol

The only downside I see to implementing that tight of control is scaring away potential "investors" that don't want to succumb to another inconvenience. Sort of like a commodity or stock investor doesn't need a "Mommy May I" note in order to sell their interests...if you follow what I'm saying? Still, interesting way to keep tabs on where your art is hanging, as you said. Not sure where to side on that one.
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Re:VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT OF MY ART, WHAT CAN BE DONE 3 Years, 11 Months ago  
I get what you are saying but how many people purchase art on a whim, especially Originals.
Me personally if i were to purchase an original i would hope there would be a coa included as a lot of emerging artists don't have COAs with their art.
Signing up for a free patron account on ebsq to activate the coa is relatively painless, to unlock it is fairly simple too.
May also help with a resale of a painting too, so a new buyer feels reassured.
That's my way of thinking any way.
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